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Poster: duncapher Date: Aug 4, 2012 2:45pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Question regarding the rights of 'The Bear'

Thanks for the terrific response. I will remember the website you have linked to in the future.

Sure enough, it sounds like it's still locked down. I should have expected as much. Thanks again.

Can I infer from your post that every time a text is published by someone different, it has to be constantly renewed by every different publisher or else it can become public domain?

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Poster: stbalbach Date: Aug 4, 2012 5:41pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Question regarding the rights of 'The Bear'

>Can I infer from your post that every time a text is published by someone different, it has to be constantly renewed

Your welcome. There may be information I don't know about so it still might warrant further checking, but initially it appears copyright.

This case was complicated because Faulkner kept changing the text, so it would require new copyrights for each new version published, they are like different unique stories. But I believe once something is copyright, it doesn't need to be re-copyrighted every time its re-published - that's why the front of the collection lists the original copyright years for the stories contained in the book.

This post was modified by stbalbach on 2012-08-05 00:41:59